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I need some way to boot my windows server 2003 install from a USB drive , any suggestions welcome.

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Hi i have tried both answers below and none of them worked , mostly because they either were directed at linux or too old –  RC1140 Nov 11 '09 at 10:16

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I just did this last week using wintoflash. I didn't have an install cd or ISO, just a network share with all the setup files. Worked well enough to get the installation up and running, but I had to hunt down the cd2 files on the network in order to install the "extra components".

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You'll find a nice tutorial here on how to put the install of Windows Server 2003 (and 2000, Server 2000 and XP) on a USB drive.

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You can use the open source UNetbootin utility, which can be used for both Linux and Windows distributions.

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD. You can either let it download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list.

If you have 2 CDs for server 2003, I believe you can just use xcopy to copy the 2nd CD to the usb.


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